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minute. thank you. >> is there any comments? if so, please come to the front. you have one minute.1 minute. >> any of the meetings taking place. communication would be great. that's it with housing issues and housing coming up with condos conversions. will seniors and seniors with disabilities be addressed with condos conversion. and one
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more thing about i didn't know, wasn't informed about the various bus line discussions and when they say, little omissions, this is new. my block, two 2 blocks are being severely affected and a lot of this will be more homebound. thanks to that. willie brown had a van suggestion in counting number of patrons on this line or that in this time. perhaps considering those little known routes and maybe van coverage for those and that's where willie brown i think he spoke about that and introduced that. it will be great. >> thank you. any other comment on protected bike ways -- item no. 11? okay. item no. 1. -- 12. information
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item. correspondence. >> there is no correspondence for this months meeting. >> thank you very much. item no. 13. discussion item. councilmember comments and announcements? councilmember roland wong? >> yes, i just kind of like to remind the audience that please join us at the independent living resource center of san francisco. we are going to have a grand opening. we are relocating and a commemoration of the ada. it's this saturday july 26th, from 10 :00 a.m. to 3 :00 p.m. at 825 howard street. the ground floor between 4th and 5th street. there will be lots of fun and have food, free
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food. and a second thing i would like to kind of mention is that we had the van ness brt, the bart rapid transit. we would like to see that we can write a support letter regarding the shelters on the route. thank you. >> thank you. with that. we move on to item no. 14. we shall adjourn. thank you again for those who stuck it out and we went to over time here today. we had a lot of great discussion. we will have our next meeting third friday in september. [ meeting is adjourned ] >> >>
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>> this is in memory of veil. let's observe one 1 minute of silence in her honor. please.
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>> thank you. with that, we adjourn. we'll see you next time in september, third friday for our next council meeting. thank you. [ meeting is adjourned ] >> >> ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> the san francisco playground's hitsvery dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the sen consider was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities including basketball, line dancing,
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playing ping-pong and arts can crafts. >> you can use it for whatever you want to do, you can do it here. >> on friday, november 16, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground and recreation center, celebrating its renovation. it was raining, but the rain clearly did not dampen the spirits of the dignitaries, community members and children in attendance. [cheering and applauding] ♪ ♪ >> i have been a cable car grip for 21 years. i am a third generation.
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my grand farther and my dad worked over in green division for 27. i guess you could say it's blood. >> come on in. have a seat. hold on. i like it because i am standing up. i am outside without a roof over my head and i see all kinds of people. >> you catch up to people you know from the past. you know. went to school with. people that you work with at other jobs. military or something. kind of weird. it's a small word, you be. like i said, what do people do when they come to san francisco? they ride a cable car. >> california line starts in
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the financial district. people are coming down knobbhill. the cable car picks people up. takes them to work. >> there still is no other device to conquer these hills better than a cable car. nobody wanted to live up here because you had to climb up here. with the invention of the cable car, these hills became accessible. he watched horses be dragged to death. cable cars were invent in san francisco to solve the problem with it's unique, vertically challenged terrain. we are still using cars a
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century old >> the old cable car is the most unique thing, it's still going. it was a good design by then and is still now. if we don't do something now. it's going to be worse later. >> the cable cars are built the same as they were in the late 1800's. we use a modern machinery. we haven't changed a thing. it's just how we get there. >> it's a time consuming job. we go for the quality rather than the production. we take pride in our work and it shows in the end product. >> the california line is mostly locals.
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the commuters in the morning, i see a lot of the same people. we don't have as tourists. we are coming up to street to chinatown. since 1957, we are the only city in the world that runs cable cars. these cars right here are part of national parks system. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed
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with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go >> so what brought you out here for the bike ride today? >> i grew up in san francisco but i have been living in new york. i wanted to see what san francisco is doing with infrastructure. >> cities are where people are living these days. the bay area is doing a lot with construction and the way to change the world starts here. >> we are about to take a bike ride. we have 30 cyclist. i'm really excited to hit the road and see what the city has in
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store. >> i definitely recommend it to people. it's a fun afternoon and you learn so many things. >> this is so much fun. i go to parts of the city that i don't come to. this will make the city a more susta
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test. >> good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco budget & finance sub-committee i'm supervisor wiener to my right is supervisor kim the committee vice chair and supervisor cohen will not be able to join us today, our clerk is awning debris awe bigger and thank you to commissioner honda jennifer lowe and other. madam clerk, any announcements? phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. implemented speaker cards should be submitted to the clerk and the. >> can i have a motion to excuse supervisor cohen.
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>> madam clerk one item. this is for the business sign in the planning code >> thank you. i'm the author of item one my co-sponsor is supervisor chiu. day today those zoning controls amend did business sign intended to identify signage to the business in which it's connected and the products in the business those serve to dish a particular business between a general sign sloops as a billboard this is hat notice been updated since 1965 since then the practices
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are challenge we have seen links like loopholes that have been identified businesses turn business signs in effect the billboards that will close the loophole the voters have over and over again voted in large majorities stating they don't want billboards in san francisco this is inconsistent with the preferences dedicated by the voters at the election time. so those controls will close that loophole to make sure the business sign is connected to the products being sold in the business as opposed to a billboard. so we have dan here from the planning department and mr.
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cannabis dispensary i want to give you the opportunities to make racks >> he's here to respond to questions. >> supervisor kim has a question. >> thank you, mr. cider good to see you i want to say i'm completely in support of the interim controls before us today and glad we're going to look at cleaning up the lack around business signs it's been over thirty years since. >> 50. >> 50? 62 in his. i had some questions around even kind of the origin i'm looking at this from a narrow precipitation but in the tenderloin i think one aspect it's a been critically frustrating is the amount of
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tobacco and liquor advisement on stores that face into the neighborhoods some of out inclines but secondly, it make me think about why do we put this into place why allow the advertising for a loophole >> at least a number of the members of the board we all postdate 1965 when the definition was crafted our working assumes thas has been that everyday when we walk by a store in the tenderloin and see dan's liquor store and a or whatever and ofrnlts see a somewhat sign for coca-cola our
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understanding the amenity has been induced and helping the business afford business opportunities and the branding it might not otherwise get supervisor wiener suggested there are shifts but in our estimation we allow a by sign to allow the business to present itself to its business and gain the attraction and support the business. >> in the time that sorry i realize it's confusing us with the ordinance sign it's much older than that. in the interim period can we talk about the business signage we want to allow if it's true it
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snbz are getting a benefit you you know, i want to be able to consider the impact it has on the neighborhood and the advertising for tobacco and liquor and things we're trying to curtail i feel like it impacts the health a neighborhood in the tinder tenderloin we have 72 liquor store i ask that not for the interim controls i'm in support of that but insert that >> we'll welcome it conversation. >> and the second piece this conversation i've not had the planning department we'll have advocates in the tenderloin what is the capacity for enforcement on signage. >> i'll go to scott sanchez he
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runs the enforcement. >> thank you, mr. considered. >> thank you scott sanchez planning department. so code enforcement has been historically been understaffed it is the lowest staffing one of the staff members is here doing the work in the tenderloins looking the transparency requirement because many of the issues are not the signage issues but what the store front appears can you see inside or boarded you up because of the machines or registers blocking windows looking more beyond the signage but transparency requirements for the code we've been pro-active in the tenderloin >> i've noticed a difference in
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the stores walking by they've increased the number of signages on their windows but in terms of you have 7 full time code enforcement officers. >> what's the plan. >> more than 13 hundred codes and packages of regulations from thought clubs and massage enforcement and affordable housing we deal with the general building requirements working with the legal construction activities things that may or may not included like the affordable housing that is just some things. >> i see it's complaint driven. >> correct we have placement driven enforcement you'll see the work from john and working on the store front efforts he
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headed up the citywide survey with the removal of signs and we're doing practice enforcement incorporation with supervisor chiu's office so we're trying to do pro-active enforcement with you we get seven hundred plus complaints a year and right now, we're in closing out more seven hundred and making what you think our backlog but try to publicize how to make complaints on our website or, of course, 311 make a complaint we've got to it. >> you have seven hundred complaints today is that a rough average per year and it's increasing people that have complaints they can direct them
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and making people aware of the planning code violations it has counted for the amount of complaints. >> on per staff member they manage a hundred complaints over the course of a year. >> yes. and straightforward the step back praying and more complex like affordable housing. some cases a litigation over the years. >> it seems like not have had staffing but thank you for your service in the tenderloin i notice a difference i want to continue this conversation how we can support the resources of the code enforcement team. >> thank you supervisor kim fair to say that the passage of
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codes enforcement they're all needing their heads we'll fix that sometime soon with that, open this up for public comment. i have that public comment cards (calling names) >> thank you. good afternoon committee members i'm tom. attorney with the law firm of roads we represent the promotion i want to present this letter to the committee and make it a part of the records >> we'll receive that by e-mail. we oppose is sign controls bra
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the committee today. for the simple reason the controls circuit a settlement agreement between contest pro tem's and it was approved by the full board of supervisors on july 8th. under the agreement the city in contest accomodation will agree to settle their differences they were required to meet in an existing lawsuit but those sign controls were to prevent the city and the state requirements to proceed under the agreement we oppose is signage controls. i'm valuable for questions or additional questions thank you for your consideration
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>> thank you very much. next speaker. >> kirston executive director with san francisco beautiful thank you, supervisor wiener and supervisor kim. on behalf of our board and members i'd like to and staff like to thank you, supervisor wiener and last h also supervisor chiu for introducing this legislation it begins a new process for business participation and space with regards to signage. it has not been updated since san francisco beautiful was introduced opportunities to regulate that and continually san francisco voters have voiced their opinions about billboards and public spaces and somehow corporate interests you've heard from find a way to interpret that code to their favor and in
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stark craft the code was written. so in the last year i had conversations with the mayor's office about their interest in signs from president chiu and our own interests in preventing the preponderance of the legal signs thank you for the controls that gives us a definition moving forward and an opportunity to work with the planning department and to reshape those and if the language in the policies conforms to the guidelines >> thank you very much. next speaker. . hello supervisor i'm here to voice my support for the in kind controls it is for the conflict of the controls that closes a
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will that that's been bus by the billboard operators far too long and in addition to preventing the appearance of san francisco in general it helps to safeguard and helps to protect public investment and the integrity of public buildings and provides the development and promotion of businesses in the city and linking to competition where aren't to the finances and promote public health those are necessary and overdue on behalf of the san francisco beautiful i'd like to ask the city to support those controls >> thank you any public comment on that item on item one seeing none, public comment is closed
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thank you to everyone that came down i'll say we received the letter from the running ruben and julius law firm on behalf of the controls i have respect for the law firm but i disagree on this one the settlement we approved specifically indicated that contest accomodation and other companies i i understand that have exploited this will that people are living in the neighborhoods and one day a new billboard goes up and there's a raffle for this in the corner store or whatever the product is it is not being sold there to people wonder why this billboard

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